Yes, we are at the annoying part. 🙂 Now all we are really working on is feeding. She is making small improvements but still hasn’t taken more than 25ml by breast or bottle. 5:00 AM UPDATE: Right after I posted this I spoke with our night nurse Rachel and she said that Finley took 46ml at her 2:00 AM feeding – wahoo!! A new record! Half of her 81ml feeding.
I spoke to the surgeons yesterday and we won’t need to talk about a G-tube until we are at this for a month post surgery. We also have the option to go home on the NG tube but we would need training on how to drop that since there is a risk of aspiration if you place the tube in the lungs instead of the stomach. Depending on how she is doing by Monday, we may start with fortifying my breast milk to try and help her gain weight and get stronger so that in turn she could have more energy to eat more.. Last weigh in she was 9lb 8 oz. She got her first bath Tuesday night and she did NOT like it at all – but I got to see her without any wires and tubes attached to her and it was great to see her like a regular baby!
Please pray for her continued healing and recovery and her to start taking more food, and for the PH to stay away (scary that there is this medical issue out the lurking that could come back anytime.. but I will not be afraid of it – I will trust God). I praise him for all his has done already and just pray for the day when we can all go home as a family.